Shipwreck Preservation Society

of Newfoundland & Labrador


 Smith's Dock Co.

 Middlesbrough, England

 Completed  1926

 Hawke Harbour

 Whaling Company

 Type  Steel whale catcher
 Gross Tons  295  Captain

 Johan Borgen

 Length  129.8 feet  Crew  ca. 13
 Beam  24.5 feet  Horsepower  1000
 Draft  14.5 feet  Boilers  1 coal/oil
 Engines  1 steam triple expansion  Speed  ? knots
 Propellers  1    

Shipwreck Information

 Date  ca. 1968-70  Location  Conception Harbour, Nfld.

 Broke moorings

 & sank

 Crew lost  0
 Weather  Storm?  Sea state  Rough?

Bell Island Shipwreck Project

SPSNL is supporting the Bell Island Shipwreck Project in partnership with Daniel Rees, Rebecca Smith and Ken Keeping. The first round of survey dives on the PLM-27, Lord Strathcona and Saganaga were completed in early August. More survey dives are planned for this fall. Check the SPSNL Facebook group for details.


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